Microwave Nutella Cake Recipe

How to make a Nutella cake in a mug in just 10 minutes!

Microwave Nutella Cake Recipe - cook nutella cake in a mug in 1 minute

This recipe is so easy to follow and so much easier than baking a cake in the oven. I’m not going to lie, making this little cake was slightly messy. However, it was nothing compared to making a full sized cake!

I thought baking a cake in a mug sounded crazy until I tried it and it tasted great! This is a recipe that is perfect for when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth but there are no packaged sweets on hand! This recipe is ALMOST just as easy as taking a piece of candy out of the cabinet and unwrapping it.

Cake in the Microwave?!

  • Yes! It is SO much faster than baking in the oven
  • Perfect single serving for just you!
  • It’s fun to experiment with this recipe, add your own toppings/fillings
  • So much fun (and decently clean) for kids to make too!

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 ½ tbsp milk (or any dairy-free milk) 
  • 1 ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 
  • 3 tbsp Nutella (or any chocolate-hazelnut spread)

How to Make Nutella Cake in a Mug – Step by Step

  1. In a microwave safe mug mix flour, cocoa powder and baking powder

2. Add milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and Nutella, mix until you have a smooth batter

3. Microwave on high for about 1 minute

4. Enjoy!

Do I Need to Grease the Inside of My Mug?

This is optional! I have found that the cake does tend stick to the inside of the mug a bit, however, nothing that can’t be scrubbed off in the sink.

If you want an easier clean up or to remove your cake from the mug, use cooking spray or butter to make your mug non-stick!

Can I Double the Nutella Cake Recipe in a Bowl?

Absolutely! Double this recipe and make it in a microwave-safe bowl. Now, I have not experimented with making this recipe in a bowl many times so if you try it be sure to let me know what you learn in the comments below!

It was perfect for my two kids as a fun dessert after dinner, but a double recipe could also be great for you and your significant other!

Do I Need to Change the Power Level on My Microwave?

Not for this recipe!

However, there are many different kinds of microwaves and yours could be more powerful than mine. So, if you try to make this cake in a mug and it comes out rough and chewy, that means it was overcooked. Just try cooking for a shorter period of time in your microwave, say 45 seconds.

The beauty of cooking is experimenting so have fun! Don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t turn out perfect the first time, just try again. Let me know what your struggles and successes are with this recipe in the comments!

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Microwave Nutella Cake Recipe

Microwave Nutella Cake Recipe

Make a Nutella cake in a mug in just one minute! Depening on how many watts your microwaveis, cook time may vary.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 ½ tbsp milk (or any dairy-free milk)
  • 1 ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Nutella (or any chocolate-hazelnut spread)

Instructions

    1. In a microwave safe mug mix flour, cocoa powder and baking powder
    2. Add milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and Nutella, mix until you have a smooth batter
    3. Microwave on high for about 1 minute
    4. Allow cake to cool for 2 minutes, enjoy!

If you have tried this microwave Nutella cake recipe, or any other recipe on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

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